Imagine Windy Hill

What do you imagine for the future?

Windy Hill (Essendon Recreation Reserve) is a major iconic sport and recreation venue within the City of Moonee Valley.

Sport has had a long history at Windy Hill, having supported thousands of players and spectators of Australian Rules Football, cricket, croquet and lawn bowls over many, many years.

With changes in use (such as the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to the Tullamarine), ageing facilities, growth in the local community and increasing demand for spaces to provide multipurpose opportunities for all, we are keen to understand how you see Windy Hill in the future.

What do you want to do there?

How can it provide more opportunities for use by the local community?

How should it look long into the future?

What needs to be provided?

Together with user groups and the community, we will set a vision for Windy Hill that reinforces all that is special about it and that continues to position it as an icon for future generations to enjoy.

Share your memories of Windy Hill and ideas for the future...

What do you imagine for the future?

Windy Hill (Essendon Recreation Reserve) is a major iconic sport and recreation venue within the City of Moonee Valley.

Sport has had a long history at Windy Hill, having supported thousands of players and spectators of Australian Rules Football, cricket, croquet and lawn bowls over many, many years.

With changes in use (such as the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to the Tullamarine), ageing facilities, growth in the local community and increasing demand for spaces to provide multipurpose opportunities for all, we are keen to understand how you see Windy Hill in the future.

What do you want to do there?

How can it provide more opportunities for use by the local community?

How should it look long into the future?

What needs to be provided?

Together with user groups and the community, we will set a vision for Windy Hill that reinforces all that is special about it and that continues to position it as an icon for future generations to enjoy.

Share your memories of Windy Hill and ideas for the future...

It is time to think about the future for Windy Hill. 

What does Windy Hill mean to you? 

Tell us what you most love about Windy Hill and share your fondest memories. 

Thank you for sharing!

We are also interested to know how you imagine Windy Hill looking in the future.  Go to the Ideas tab to make your contribution.

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  • Childhood love for the Red and Black

    by Boz, 1 day ago

    I grew up in West Brunswick from 1962 to 1987 to Migrant parents whom had little interest for our great game, but luckily I had an older brother that gave me my passion for my beloved Bombers. Growing up in Brunswick most people either followed Essendon or Carlton and there was a real rivalry throughout all of the adjoining suburbs. I remember from an early age knowing when a game was being played  because of all the Red and Black supporters trudging across the suburbs on their way to either Windy Hill or Princes Park, I would immediately follow the... Continue reading

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  • Childhood Memories

    by ds79, 28 days ago

    Put simply, when I think of Windy Hill, I smile. From the first VFL game I attended way back in 1986 to the final AFL game there in 1991 against the Brisbane Bears it has provided so many memorable times. Often we'd pile into the car after VicKick, drive the short journey and park at a friends place who lived round the corner. We'd precariously walk single file across the rickety footbridge praying it didn't collapse beneath us. Once we made it safely across we could see the Showers Pavillion and it was at that time the kids in the... Continue reading

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  • My last visit for footy

    by Voltaire, 2 months ago

    I remember the last football game I saw there was a VFA Grand Final between Coburg and Williamstown in 1989. It was a warm day and the atmosphere was joyful. My memory is that people were very friendly and I know I ran in to various characters as I went around the ground. I might be wrong but I think the peanut man was patrolling the boundary. Phil Cleary's Coburg had been dominant for a few seasons but most of the crowd were supporting Willy. Coburg won the game but Willy's supporters seemed to have their own victory in one... Continue reading

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